Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Evening notes (2009-02-03)

A couple of items before I call it a night ...

First, Ignatieff gave six Newfoundland and Labrador MPs a "free pass" to vote against the budget. He should have given it to all of his MPs but at least those six had a chance to give their thumbs down to cutting next year's transfer payment to the province by a billion six and so I give him partial credit.

Second, Russ Germain, the longtime co-anchor at CBC Radio 1, died today at 62. His was an authoritative voice and will be missed greatly by those who appreciate the real CBC for what it used to be.

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1 comment:

CanuckLarry said...

I totally agree. I think it is time we let MP's represent the ridings they were elected by rather than just what the leader wants.